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Transition and Pathways – Year 11, 11TP

In Year 11 Transition and Pathways you will be provided with the opportunity to explore the world of work. This includes customer service, occupational health and safety practices, business correspondence, budgeting skills, working in teams and employment legislation. You will also attend a two day KiwiHost workshop and you are encouraged to attend at least one STAR funded short course during the year.

Assessment: Internally assessed unit standards and externally assessed KiwiHost unit standards

Pre-requisites: Nil

Voluntary contribution: Nil

Qualification available: NCEA Level 1

Transition and Pathways – Year 12, 12TP

In Year 12 Transition and Pathways you will be provided with the opportunity to explore the world of work. This includes interview skills, career planning, taxation and other deductions along with teamwork. You will also gain knowledge of consumerism and independent living. You will be encouraged to attend at least one STAR funded short course during the year.

Assessment: Internally assessed unit standards

Pre-requisites: Nil

Voluntary contribution: Nil

Qualification available: NCEA Level 2

Gateway – Year 12 and 13, 12/13GW

This programme is available to Yr12 and Yr13 students who wish to combine practical learning in the workplace with school study over the course of the year.
Gateway may be ideal for you:

  • If you have some ideas about your career path and want to make a start on preparing for employment or tertiary training in your field of interest
  • If you are wishing to explore pathways and/or gain valuable work experience in a work environment Gateway includes:
  • Interactive unit standards (Level 2 and 3) completed in class covering sought after skills by employers including communication, customer service, interview skills, working with and in the community
  • The opportunity to gain industry related credits
  • Participation in the compulsory FlowerPot pop up retail programme for Year 12 students (20 Level 2 credits)
  • Work placements which are available in a variety of industries including early childhood education, automotive, building and construction, retail, hospitality, horticulture, hairdressing and community to name a few

Assessment: Internally assessed unit standards

Pre-requisites: You need to apply to join the programme and be interviewed to assess your suitability.

Voluntary contribution: Nil

Note: This subject is not on the approved subject list for University Entrance but the Level 3 credits contribute towards NCEA Level 3 which is required for UE.

Qualification available: NCEA Level 2 or 3

General Studies – Year 12, 12GS

This course is intended for students who wish to complete only five assessed subjects and is viewed by the school as an important aspect of the Year 12 course. It will provide you with the opportunity to manage your learning during three study periods per week. The following modules are available and these are rotated term 1-3: health, barista, cooking, driver education and budgeting skills. These modules are subject to confirmation.

Assessment: N/A

Pre-requisites: Nil

Voluntary contribution: Nil

Customer Service Skills – Year 13, 13CSS

This course is intended for those students who wish to focus on four standard subjects for NCEA, while gaining extra credits towards their NCEA Level 3 certificate. You will complete a range of modules towards the WelTec Certificate in Customer Service Skills at Level 3 during three timetabled periods per week. During this course you will also have the opportunity to manage your learning during two extra study periods per week. These modules are subject to confirmation.

Assessment: This course is assessed by the outside provider, the Wellington Institute of Technology

Pre-requisites: Nil

Note: This subject is not on the approved list for University Entrance but the credits contribute towards NCEA Level 3 which is required for UE.

Qualification available: NCEA Level 3

Tourism - Year 13, 13TO

This course involves the study of New Zealand tourism and the impact that the fluctuating domestic and international tourist numbers has on Aotearoa. You will also get the opportunity to study travelling in Pacific Island countries or UK & Ireland or Australia as tourist destinations. Kiwis pride themselves on their big OE or gap year so Tourism is a great opportunity to help students’ prepare for future trips abroad and/or investigate career options they may be interested in. This course questions New Zealanders’ understanding of the importance of Māori place names with demonstrating correct pronunciation. Students will research tourist attractions, plan itineraries and gain knowledge on how to enhance tourists experiences while travelling. Students in this class get preference to attend Tourism and Hospitality STAR courses which are offered throughout the year.

Assessment: This course is fully internally assessed

Pre-requisites: Nil

Note: This subject is not on the approved list for University Entrance but the credits contribute towards NCEA Level 3 which is required for UE.

Qualification available: NCEA Level 3